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Student Achievements

At the Maseeh College, we are focused on student success. We take great pride in broadcasting the achievements of our students. Recent highlights:

Portland State University Student Award Ceremony Spring 2012
Five Maseeh College students were honored at a special university-wide Student Award Ceremony on June 14 in Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom. Awards were given for outstanding service to the university or community as well as for exceptional scholarship. Read More

2012 Cornell Cup Top Prize
A team of four electrical engineering students from Portland State University has won first place in the inaugural Cornell Cup USA, presented by Intel, competition for their design of a prescription drug identification device. Thang Duy Vo, Anh Viet Ngo, Hoa Van Nguyen and Hung Minh Nguyen, seniors who came to PSU through the Intel Vietnam Scholars Program, successfully challenged 23 other finalist teams from other top national engineering schools such as UC Berkeley and MIT to win the $10,000 top prize May 5 at Walt Disney World in Florida. (Above photo of Cornell Cup Team by Saria Dy for PSU Vanguard.) Read More

Steel Bridget Team Wins Regional Competition
The Steel Bridge Team of the Portland State University chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) won the Pacific Northwest intercollegiate regional competition hosted by the University of Washington April 27-29. The competition requires civil engineering students to design and fabricate a steel bridge. Competing against 11 other teams from universities in Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Alaska, Washington State, and British Columbia, the PSU Steel Bridge Team placed first overall and in 4 separate categories that included weight, assembly speed, efficiency, and economy. The regional win qualifies the PSU team to compete in the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) - ASCE sponsored national Student Steel Bridge Competition May 25-26 at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. Read More

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Program Fellowship Awardee
Joshua Booren, a Winter 2012 graduate of the Maseeh College in Mechanical and Materials Engineering, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Program Fellowship (GRFP). According to the NSF, the purpose of the GRFP “is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States.” Awards provide three years of graduate education support to individuals who have demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.  Read More

Engineers Without Borders USA Award Recipient
Chad Norvell, an undergraduate in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, has been named the 2012 recipient of the Student Founders Award by Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA). The award recognizes outstanding leadership and is given for embracing the vision and advancing the mission of EWB-USA.  This award recognizes individual EWB-USA members who exhibit outstanding leadership in their regions, chapters and/or project teams by fostering responsible leadership with other members, chapters and partnering communities and helping partner communities meet their basic human needs. Read More

Top Honors at Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium
Two students mentored by Christof Teuscher, Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, were awarded first place in their category at the 8th Annual Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium on April 6. The posters-only symposium was co-sponsored by the Columbia Willamette Chapter of Sigma Xi, an international multidisciplinary research society, in partnership with the Portland State University Office of Research and Strategic Partnerships. Read More

Runner-up in Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Graduate Student Literature Review
Songphon Munkongsujarit, a PhD student in Engineering and Technology Management, was one of two runner-up winners for the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Graduate Student Literature Review Prize. Songphon received his award at AUTM’s annual meeting in Annaheim, California, on March14-17. Read More

First place - 2012 AVIOS Speech Application Contest, Voice Only Class
Maseeh College Computer Science students Diane Jones, Priya Limaye, and Nandini Mahendran received first place in the 2012 Applied Voice Input Output Society (AVIOS) Speech Application Contest in the Voice Only class. They were presented with the Award at the Annual Mobile Voice Conference, held in San Francisco, March 12-14. Read More